Nominations for participation in the second annual Physician Partnership Program (PPP) sponsored by Philadelphia International Medicine (PIM) are now open. If you are interested in being part of an academically challenging, career enhancing, relationship building program, please take the time to review the enclosed application for the 2018 Physician Partnership Program. PIM will select 15 specialists from around the world to spend a week with their peers in Philadelphia’s academic medical centers this October. If you are one of the finalists, PIM will provide a stipend to subsidize your transportation and lodging costs to meet other global physicians, learn from your colleagues, and build new global friendships.
We believe knowledge sharing among the world’s physicians will lead to better outcomes for patients – whether they are from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bermuda, Lithuania or the United States.
To show our commitment to this concept, PIM is launching a global, competitive program for specialists from international hospitals or health care organizations to come to Philadelphia from Oct. 15 to 19 and participate side-by-side with a peer. Successful nominees will observe surgery or clinic rounds, participate in grand rounds, attend faculty sessions, attend clinical team meetings and otherwise closely observe how American counterparts go about their clinical day.
PIM is asking international organizations with which it works to nominate candidates for the equivalent of a $6,000 stipend, including a $3,000 cash travel and lodging stipend, and a clinical program valued at about $3,000. PIM staff and the PIM Board of Managers, with guidance and review by the PIM Physicians Advisory Committee, will make the final decisions on scholarship winners. To supplement the limited number of scholarships that will be awarded for 2018, some organizations may choose to support additional candidates with their own funds. Keeping in mind our logistic and academic constraints, PIM will entertain these requests.
All program participants will be able to network with the international community in Philadelphia, establish friendships with physicians here and their fellow award winners, and enjoy the sites of Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States, and of North American medicine. For more information about Philadelphia, go to www.visitphilly.com. For more information about PIM, go to www.philadelphiamedicine.com.
Please read more about the Physician Partnership Program in the enclosed application form and overview. Important dates to remember are: Application deadline May 25; scholarship announcements July 16; program start date Oct. 15. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com, or 001-215-575-3720.
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